Corrections and Criminal Justice
Public Safety Canada provides advice and support to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on legislation and policies governing corrections and criminal justice, including strengthening the federal correctional system, record suspensions (formerly known as pardons), high risk offenders, the expungement of historically unjust convictions and the rights of victims.
Community Safety and Community-based Corrections
Public Safety Canada engages with community-based organizations to support the safe rehabilitation and successful reintegration of federal offenders while helping to ensure victims’ rights are protected and respected, enhancing community safety and well-being. This work also focusses on addressing the overrepresentation of individuals from racialized, marginalized and at-risk communities, including Indigenous Peoples, in the corrections and criminal justice system.
Learn more about…
- Public Safety Canada’s research on corrections, which helps the Department in making evidence-based decisions.
- Public Safety Canada’s National Office for Victims, which offers information services and referrals to victims of federal offenders and helps answer questions about Canada’s criminal justice system, federal corrections system and conditional release system.
- The Acts and Regulations which fall under the responsibility of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Corrections News Releases
June 9, 2020
April 16, 2020
February 18, 2020
Corrections Publications and Reports
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